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Education in advanced VR/AR Safety Systems for Maintenance in Extreme Environments

Objective

"The Edusafe project is a 4-year ITN with 10 ESR and 2 ER researchers, which focuses on research into the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) during planned and emergency maintenance in extreme environments (nuclear installations, space, deep sea etc). The scientific objective of this project is research into advanced VR and AR technologies for a personnel safety system platform, including features, methods and tools. Current technology is not acceptable because of significant time-lag in communication and data-transmission, missing multi-input interfaces, and simultaneous supervision of multiple workers who are working in the extreme environment. The aim is to technically advance and combine several technologies and integrate them as integral part of a personnel safety system to improve safety, maintain availability, reduce errors and decrease the time needed for scheduled or sudden interventions. The research challenges lie in the development of real-time (time-lags less than human interaction speed) data-transmission, instantaneous analysis of data coming from different inputs (vision, sound, touch, buttons), interaction with multiple on-site users, complex interfaces, portability and wearability, wear/tear. The result will be an integrated wearable VR/AR system (+control system) which can be implemented and tested as a prototype. The LHC at CERN and its existing Personnel Safety System, requirements and protocols will be used as a test and demonstration platform. The project will deliver a comprehensive local and network-wide training programme incl. several secondments for each fellow, combined with dissemination and outreach activities. The Fellows will gain valuable scientific skills and highly valued soft skills from expert and experienced organisations, which will be beneficial for their career development in academia or industry. All fellows will be offered PhD places. The project comprises 9 partners of which 3 from industry (2 SMEs)."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH
Address
Esplanade Des Particules 1 Parcelle 11482 De Meyrin Batiment Cadastral 1046
1211 Geneva 23
Switzerland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 276 502,17
Administrative Contact
Seamus Hegarty (Mr.)

Participants (8)

CANBERRA FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 575 165,53
Address
Rue Des Hérons 1
78180 Montigny Les Bretonneux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Romain Leguy (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TORVERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 505 026,06
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Dominici (Dr.)
Prisma Electronics ABEE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 515,61
Address
Dimokratias Avenue 87
68100 Alexandroupolis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christos Giordamlis (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 516 527,85
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pascal Fua (Prof.)
E. KASDERIDIS & SIA E.E.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 515,61
Address
Antoni Tritsi Business Incubator
57001 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charalambos Theodosiadis (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 515,61
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katrin Hörmann (Ms.)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 515,61
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Marinopoulou (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 249 515,61
Address
Panepistimiou 30
10024 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petros Eskioglou (Mr.)